Manning Brothers Expect Rock-Sized Guest For Monday Night Football

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    Peyton and Eli Manning will be bringing one of their biggest guests to the stage for the Monday Night Manningcast. The Manning’s will be hosting none other than Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson during their broadcast tonight on ESPN.

    Monday’s playoff broadcast between the Arizona Cardinals and the Los Angeles Rams will also be the first Monday playoff game in NFL history.

    The Manning brother’s other guests include former Cardinals’ great Larry Fitzgerald and current Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson. Johnson, though, is tagged as the second guest of the night.

    “IF YOU SMELLLLLLL WHAT THE MANNINGCAST IS COOKING,” Omaha Productions said in a Twitter post to break the news.

    The Monday Night Manningcast has been a success for ESPN this season. For the first time ever, ESPN ran a broadcast parallel to their standard broadcast, but with hall of fame brothers Eli and Peyton Manning. During their version of the broadcast, fans are treated to some laugh-out-loud brotherly banter, insightful analysis from two brilliant football minds, and a parade of guests featuring coaches, players, movie stars, and celebrities.

    Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson won a collegiate football national championship with Miami in 1991. While Johnson’s professional football career never got off the ground, he found his route in the sports entertainment world through the World Wrestling Federation. Dwayne Johnson would soon shed off his name in favor of “The Rock”, leading to one of the most iconic entertainers in history.

    During his legendary wrestling career, Johnson would soon wind up dabbling in the Hollywood world. After having one foot in each world for a few years, Johnson made the switch to a full-time actor, leading to one of the most successful film careers in today’s generation. Through his work on the wrestling circuit and the green screen, Johnson has turned himself into one of the world’s biggest stars – literally.

    The Cardinals will travel to Los Angeles to take on the Rams in the final wild-card playoff matchup of the weekend on Monday night. The game will kick off at 8:15 p.m. ET.

    ESPN’s traditional Monday Night Football broadcast will run on ESPN, while the playoff Manningcast will take place on ESPN2.

    Ric Butler is a Knoxville based sports media personality who has covered University of Tennessee athletics since 2017. Most recently, he served as the lead writer for the website of a local radio station. Ric also helped create and host a daily radio show called “The Blitz." Ric’s passion for sports, smooth vocal, and infectious personality have made him popular with both his peers and Vol Nation. Originally from Dallas, Ric didn’t grow up riding horses to school. But he did dream of the big city lights. When not chasing down the latest Tennessee story, Ric can be found watching the WWE, often attempting their moves in an embarrassing fashion.